I recently got it in my head to refigure the story in as by-the-books a manner as possible, the opposite of compression. I was too lazy to even change the names, but by the time I got bored, I was almost done with the third issue and the seventh page.
It was interesting in a lot of ways. For one thing, it must have been similar to doing a Mad movie satire, especially when they're turning an R-rated sex-gore flick into something that almost inoffensive, especially these days. My version had two swear words and dialogue that wouldn't pass Code approval.
"Heard joke once. Man goes to doctor, said 'Doc, it hurts when I do this.' Doc says 'don't do that'." Good joke. Snare drum."
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